Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

2016 Review – A year of changes

Compared to other years, 2016 saw many changes in the flock.

The year began with just Bezukhov & Phineas, having lost Cagney a few months before.  Bezukhov & Phineas were unlikely friends, given their history; Phineas originally disliked Bezukhov because he was jealous he was Cagney’s buddy.  Probably due to Bezukhov’s patience & tolerance, he & Phineas gradually developed a good friendship.

In March, they were joined by Dalai.  We now had three very different personalities in the flock: Bezukhov the easy-going one, Phineas the ‘full-on’ one & Dalai the independent one.  They all found their own place in the flock & things were ticking over nicely.  Then we lost Phineas.

Bezukhov & Dalai struck up a friendship that I think had its grounds in both thinking Phineas was a little bit annoying.  With Phineas gone, they both gradually settled into a comfortable routine which I then upset by introducing two new & young blue birds to the flock.  At the time of writing, flock dynamics are still being sorted out.

So, we start 2017 in a very different place to when we started 2016.   We look forward to all the new (hopefully happy) happenings & challenges ahead of us, but will still occasionally stop & remember the memorable moments & marvellous characters that have brought us to this point.

Happy New Year.

 

 

4 responses to “2016 Review – A year of changes

  1. Fatma Guler 6 January 2017 at 14:18

    what a very touching post!

    I also started a blog at featherbeautiful.com of my budgies. It would mean a lot if you check it out 🙂

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  2. rosebudgie 6 January 2017 at 17:03

    It’s amazing how many changes there were in Manor Land last year – so so sad that Phineas is no longer on this side of the Rainbow Bridge, but great to welcome ‘the blue birds’, and we followers can never hear enough of Bezukhov and Dalai’s antics! 🙂

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